While President Obama was speaking at Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women Summit on Tuesday evening in Washington D.C., the presidential seal fell off of his podium. “That’s all right,” he said. “All of you know who I am.” The President was in the middle of talking about how America will lose out on high-wage, high-tech Read More
The opening segment from the first episode of CNN’s new 8 p.m. hour Parker Spitzer is live online. It’s weird and pre-taped and Eliot Spitzer seems like he is reading the Declaration of Independence (and not something he wrote about how President Obama should fire Tim Geithner) for the millionth time. Maybe he was nervous! Read More
In an interview with Pete Dominick on sattelite radio yesterday, CNN’s Rick Sanchez accused Jon Stewart of bigotry for routinely poking fun at him on The Daily Show. Mr. Sanchez also suggested that CNN is run by Jews and that, because of his background, Mr. Stewart has never faced the same prejudices as Mr. Read More
This afternoon Condé Nast security sent an alert to the company’s employees over email that there was a gunshot on the 10th floor of the Fairchild building on Third Avenue.
“We have received reports that a firearm has been discharged on the 10th floor of 750 building, 3rd Avenue in New York. If you are Read More
Andrea Peyser was embedded at The Barclays Tournament in Paramus, New Jersey last week, until she got kicked out. “I was booted from The Barclays tournament in Jersey like a used bimbo,” she wrote in the Post this morning.
She explained that she was ejected after she kept asking Tiger Woods if he still Read More
CNN had to fire senior editor for Middle Eastern Affairs Octavia Nasr after she wrote on Twitter that she respected a late Shiite cleric. She meant to say that she respected the Grand Ayatollah’s progressive stance on women’s rights, but that didn’t come across.
David Carr tweeted about the news this morning.
as Read More
Things that happened to Lord of the Flies author William Golding, as recounted by Times critic Dwight Garner in his review of John Carey’s new Golding biography:
- “The school’s placement interviewers privately noted that he was ‘N.T.S.’ (not top shelf) and ‘Not quite’ (not quite a gentleman).”
- “During one of his Read More
In case the high-frequency whizzing in the audio track of The New York Times video of reporter Amy Harmon interviewing a robot, “Bina48,” kept you from watching, here’s more or less how it went.
Times: Hi, Bina.
Robot: Uhh, I’m glad to meet you.
Times: I’m glad to meet you too!
Robot: So where Read More
Ralph Gardner has a story in the Wall Street Journal‘s Greater New York today about Central Park’s Great Lawn: the place where kids from all the private schools uptown go after class to smoke and drink 40s of malt liquor. The kids also enjoy the occasional frozen margarita from the man who sells bottled Read More
Felix Salmon reports that Zachery Kouwe has lost his job as a freelance blogger for Dealbreaker, the “Wall Street tabloid,” after commenters on the site complained that Mr. Kouwe had contacted them to say that he knew where they worked.
Mr. Kouwe resigned from his post as a business reporter at The New Read More